Where The Wind’s Like a Whetted Knife (after Uehara Konen) // James Lewis Tucker

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Where The Wind’s Like a Whetted Knife (after Uehara Konen) // James Lewis Tucker

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Where The Wind’s Like a Whetted Knife is a letterpress art print created by James Lewis Tucker of ocean waves in the style of Japanese artist Uehara Konen.

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JAPANESE-INSPIRED OCEAN WAVES ART PRINT

For this piece, Tucker was inspired by late 19th-century Japanese printmaker, Uehara Konen. Konen was known for creating oceanic depictions of crashing blue waves and turbulent tides on woodblocks. It can be seen that Tucker drew inspiration from Konen's 1910 piece, Hatō zu 2. However, Tucker has breated new life into this classic piece and created an iteration of it unlike anything else; as "Where The Wind’s Like a Whetted Knife" was designed using the linocut letterpress block printing method. He also crafted a brief poem to coincide with this piece. 

Words written by James Lewis Tucker inspired by this print are below:

Where the Wind’s Like a Whetted Knife

Where air and water violently swell

and drowning sailors grasp silted sand?

Where the cruel moon brings its

creatures to bask 

in her reflection 

And imitate the 

horrors of the night?

Where children dig in the depth of day

discovering dreams

They will hold tightly in

their adult hands?

What is the word

I’ve forgotten it before I was young?


PRINT DETAILS

  • Method: Linocut Letterpress Block Printing.

  • Material: Heavy Acid Free Cotton Paper.

  • Print Size: 12” x 18”.

  • Frame Size: 12’’ x 18’’ x 1’’

  • Limited edition to 22 prints.

  • Available framed and unframed.

  • Signed and editioned by the artist. 

  • Certificate of Authenticity included.

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JAPANESE-INSPIRED OCEAN WAVES ART PRINT
JAPANESE-INSPIRED OCEAN WAVES ART PRINT
JAPANESE-INSPIRED OCEAN WAVES ART PRINT
 

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